DES­MOND VAN ROOYEN

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I re­mem­ber the 4.30am daily walks in the mid­dle of win­ter in Jo­han­nes­burg and Cape Town. The se­cu­rity team sta­tioned at Madiba’s house would some­times wish Madiba would over­sleep or de­cide not to take the walk. Our wishes were very sel­dom ful­filled as Madiba of­ten came out of the house, early in the morn­ing, with a big smile. He’d greet us warmly and then we were off into the cold, dark and empty streets of Cape Town or Jo­han­nes­burg.

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